In my experience, it is difficult to sell antique double beds (or even vintage beds, for that matter). In the past, I’ve used some to make sitting benches. But if you happen to have a lot of them, it’s fun to find creative ways to repurpose them.
Most of the candlesticks you see here are from the posts of antique double beds. We cut the posts in appropriate places so the candlesticks are at staggering heights. My father added a top and bottom so they can hold a candle or a pumpkin on top and stand upright. He used glue on the wood and attached it to the post with a screw. The hole is visible when there’s nothing on top so you can fill it with wood filler, or just set the item on top to hide it.
If you don’t have any old headboards lying around, you can buy furniture legs and small pieces of wood on Amazon, to make your own.
I had to fill most of the holes, where the legs were once attached to the bed frame, using wood filler. Then I sanded the filled holes really well. Using my DIY Paint, I applied 2 coats of “Bead Board” (white) and “Letterpress Grey. On the grey ones.
I came back with the DIY “White Wax” and lightly brushed it on.
I painted the pumpkins: I mixed “Old 57” with “Bead Board” to make a Tiffany blue.
I used Gold Leaf to add some bling to both the candlestick holders and pumpkins.
I added a small amount of Spanish moss under some of the candles and pumpkins. I also added a string of Led lights along the base of the candlestick holders.
DIY paint is an all natural clay-based paint. It goes on most surfaces, and you can use it right in your home.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Have fun!
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